The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) and global healthcare company GSK have announced a new partnership that will enable future leaders in health-related professions to study in the UK under a Chevening/GSK Scholarship. Chevening is the UK government’s international awards scheme aimed at developing future leaders. Jointly funded by the FCO and GSK, the partnership agreement […]
BP commits to up to eight new scholarships for Angolans
The British Embassy in Luanda has signed a Chevening Partnership with BP offering up to eight jointly-funded scholarships for Angolan scholars to study masters’ degrees in the UK over the next two academic years. The official signing was witnessed by the Lord Mayor of the City of London, Jeffrey Mountevans, and the Prime Minister’s Trade Envoy to Angola, Baroness Northover.
BP has been in Angola for more than 25 years. In the 1990s BP acquired interests in four deep-water blocks offshore Angola. In 2011 BP acquired interests in five new deep and ultra-deep water blocks in the Kwanza and Benguela basins, making Angola one of the most important assets in BP’s exploration and production portfolio.
The British Ambassador to Angola, John Dennis, expressed his excitement about the joint Chevening/BP Scholarship: ‘I am delighted to see BP come onboard to support the British Government’s illustrious Chevening Scholarship in Angola. BP’s contribution will help to strengthen the healthy ties between the UK and Angola even further and will provide greater access to UK education for future decision-makers and opinion-formers from Angola.’
Paulo Pizarro, BP’s Vice President for Communications and External Relations, said: ‘It is a great honour and satisfaction that on behalf of BP I will be signing this agreement with the Foreign Office. This will contribute to the growth and professional development of future leaders in Angola and this is more important than ever now that we are supporting this to build capability to boost domestic production and sustain economic growth in Angola.’
Applications for Chevening Scholarships tenable in the 2017/2018 academic year will open in August 2016.
Nearly 40 Chevening Scholars participated in roundtable discussions with staff at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in order to strengthen mutual understanding of the UK’s engagement with Africa, and the continent’s future prospects. The event was a clear demonstration of the bilateral value Chevening can bring to scholars, their home countries, and the FCO by […]
The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) has partnered with the British Library to offer two new fellowships to professionals from Africa and South Asia. Applications are now open for the Chevening/British Library Professional Fellowships, which are tenable from 2016/2017 and are jointly funded by the FCO and the British Library. Recipients of the fellowships will […]